BioM: Madsen, Lois A. (1947)
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Surnames: Madsen, Richardson, Dike, Winrich, Mahoney, Wollum, Greech

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/09/1947

Madsen, Lois A. (4 JAN 1947)

At four o’clock on Saturday, Jan. 4, 1947, in St. Katherine’s Church, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), Miss Lois Arlene Madsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Madsen of this city, became the bride of William D. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Richardson, Owen. Dr. K. O. Crosby read the Episcopal marriage service before guests that filled the church. The bride was attended by Misses Bernice Dike and Barbara Winrich and the groom by Richard Roberts and Jerry Madsen, a brother of the bride. W. J. Mahoney, Jr., and Marvin Wollum served as ushers.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away. She was gowned in a white satin gown, designed with a Chapel train. Her fingertip veil, bordered with lace, was caught to a white beaded headdress. She wore a string of pearls, a gift of the groom, and carried a colonial bridal bouquet of white roses.

While the guests were gathering, Miss Betty Greech sang "Because," accompanied by Miss Rowene Gabriel at the organ. The traditional wedding march from Lohengrin was played as the bride entered the church and Mendelssohn’s wedding march at the close. During the ceremony Miss Greech sang the ever popular selection, "I Love You Truly."

Miss dike, maid of honor, wore a gown of coral mesh with matching accessories, , while bridesmaid, Barbara Winrich wore an identical gown of aqua. Both wore pearls as their only jewelry, as gifts of the bride, and carried colonial bouquets of white roses.

The groom and his attendants wore dark blue business suits.

Following the wedding a reception was held in the Community hall. Large white chrysanthemums and white wedding bells graced the hall in profusion. Assisting in serving at the reception were Mesdames M. V. Nason, who served the large three-tier wedding cake, and R. E. Gabriel, who poured at the buffet served lunch.

The bride’s mother, as did the groom’s, wore black dresses with matching accessories and shoulder corsages.

Both the bride and groom are graduates of the Owen High School. The groom graduated with the class of 1943 and for two years served with the United State Army, only recently returning to the states from overseas duty, and receiving his honorable discharge.

The bride was graduated with the class of 1946 and was enrolled the first semester at the Eau Claire Teachers College at Eau Claire. Later this month Mr. Richardson will enroll at Stout Institute, Menominee, where the couple will make their home.

Guests from away attending the ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sutter and family of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Richardson and daughter, Menominee; Miss Vivian Richardson, and J. M. McIntire, and Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Roberts and son Richard, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. George Winrich and daughter Barbara, Blair; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lang, Unity; and Misses Dolly and Donna Marsh, Chippewa Falls.

 

 


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